Category Archives: XML

<conference time="summer" living="easy"/>

Yesterday I did a brief stint at the XML Summer School. Purely as a member of the audience, I should add, although my boss put the fear of all holy hell into me at the last minute by asking me … Continue reading

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Reinventing the <!WHEEL>

There’s another chapter to add to the great history of XML, mark you: The XSCS Project Team step in with a compact, human-readable version of schemata, a step forward in the fight against invalid documents. Hang on. Wait a cotton-picking … Continue reading

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One for the teleologists to sort out

A potted (and largely inaccurate and/or apocryphal) history of XML. Special people with sharply-pointed heads use SGML to mark up documents for years and years. HTML, the basis of the world-wide web, is spawned from SGML syntax. SGML documents are … Continue reading

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Two hammers, one nut.

More interesting than the diagrammatical expertise of its authors, XMLProbe shares a great deal of its feature base with the schematron language. XMLProbe costs eight grand for a site licence and four hundred pounds just to look at it; schematron … Continue reading

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A transformative experience

I don’t want to come over all Ftrain, but I’ve just finally squeezed out a neat piece of XSL, transforming a list of publications into nice HTML. I won’t mention where as it’d probably count as a second piece of … Continue reading

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